1999–2000 Grimsby Town F.C. season

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Grimsby Town
1999–2000 season
Chairman Bill Carr
Manager Alan Buckley
Stadium Blundell Park
First Division 20th
FA Cup Fourth round
League Cup Third round
Top goalscorer League: Ashcroft (12)
All: Ashcroft (13)
Average home league attendance 6,157

During the 1999–2000 English football season, Grimsby Town F.C. competed in the Football League First Division.

Season summary[edit]

After a brilliant first full season back in the second tier finishing 11th, Grimsby a season later really struggled and finished the 1999–2000 season in 20th, avoiding relegation at the expense of Buckley's former club Walsall.

Final league table[edit]

!Pos Team P W D L F A Pts
1. Charlton Athletic 46 27 10 9 79 45 91
2. Manchester City 46 26 11 9 78 40 89
3. Ipswich Town 46 25 12 9 71 42 87
4. Barnsley 46 24 10 12 88 67 82
5. Birmingham City 46 22 11 13 65 44 77
6. Bolton Wanderers 46 21 13 12 69 50 76
7. Wolverhampton Wanderers 46 21 11 14 64 48 74
8. Huddersfield Town 46 21 11 14 62 49 74
9. Fulham 46 17 16 13 49 41 67
10. Queens Park Rangers 46 16 18 12 62 53 66
11. Blackburn Rovers 46 15 17 14 55 51 62
12. Norwich City 46 14 15 17 45 50 57
13. Tranmere Rovers 46 15 12 19 57 68 57
14. Nottingham Forest 46 14 14 18 53 55 56
15. Crystal Palace 46 13 15 18 57 67 54
16. Sheffield United 46 13 15 18 59 71 54
17. Stockport County 46 13 15 18 55 67 54
18. Portsmouth 46 13 12 21 55 66 51
19. Crewe Alexandra 46 14 9 23 46 67 51
20. Grimsby Town 46 13 12 21 41 67 51
21. West Bromwich Albion 46 10 19 17 43 60 49
22. Walsall 46 11 13 22 52 77 46
23. Port Vale 46 7 15 24 48 69 36
24. Swindon Town 46 8 12 26 38 77 36

P = Matches played; W = Matches won; D = Matches drawn; L = Matches lost; F = Goals for; A = Goals against; Pts = Points

Results[edit]

Grimsby Town's score comes first[1]

Legend[edit]

Win Draw Loss

Football League First Division[edit]

Date Opponent Venue Result Attendance Scorers
7 August 1999 Stockport County H 0–1 5,528
14 August 1999 Nottingham Forest A 1–2 17,121 Groves (pen)
21 August 1999 Fulham H 1–1 6,196 Black
27 August 1999 Crewe Alexandra A 1–1 5,440 Lester
30 August 1999 Swindon Town H 1–0 5,705 Groves (pen)
5 September 1999 Port Vale A 1–3 3,737 Allen
11 September 1999 Walsall H 1–0 6,014 Allen
18 September 1999 Crystal Palace A 0–3 13,294
25 September 1999 Portsmouth A 2–1 12,073 Ashcroft, Coldicott
2 October 1999 Ipswich Town H 2–1 6,531 Donovan, Ashcroft
16 October 1999 Blackburn Rovers A 1–1 17,575 Ashcroft (pen)
19 October 1999 Tranmere Rovers A 2–3 5,004 Allen (2)
23 October 1999 Birmingham City H 1–1 6,266 Allen
26 October 1999 Portsmouth H 1–0 5,912 Awford (own goal)
30 October 1999 Ipswich Town A 0–2 16,617
6 November 1999 Wolverhampton Wanderers A 0–3 19,036
12 November 1999 Charlton Athletic H 2–5 6,849 Ashcroft (pen), Donovan
20 November 1999 Bolton Wanderers A 0–2 12,415
23 November 1999 Queens Park Rangers H 2–1 4,297 Ashcroft (2 pens)
28 November 1999 Norwich City H 2–1 5,333 Ashcroft (2, 1 pen)
4 December 1999 Stockport County A 1–2 5,581 Hamilton
14 December 1999 West Bromwich Albion H 1–1 4,036 Allen
18 December 1999 Huddersfield Town A 1–3 14,065 Groves
26 December 1999 Barnsley H 0–3 8,742
28 December 1999 Manchester City A 1–2 32,607 Coldicott
3 January 2000 Sheffield United H 2–2 7,618 Lester, Ashcroft
15 January 2000 Nottingham Forest H 4–3 6,738 Lester, Ashcroft (2, 1 pen), Donovan
22 January 2000 Fulham A 1–0 10,802 Lester
29 January 2000 Crewe Alexandra H 1–1 6,147 Allen
5 February 2000 Swindon Town A 1–0 5,784 Ashcroft
12 February 2000 Port Vale H 2–0 6,265 Clare, Allen
19 February 2000 Norwich City A 0–3 13,533
26 February 2000 Crystal Palace H 1–0 5,421 D Smith (pen)
4 March 2000 Walsall A 0–1 5,384
7 March 2000 Wolverhampton Wanderers H 1–0 5,575 Clare
11 March 2000 Queens Park Rangers A 0–1 10,450
18 March 2000 Bolton Wanderers H 0–1 5,289
22 March 2000 Charlton Athletic A 0–4 19,364
27 March 2000 Barnsley A 0–3 14,613
1 April 2000 Huddersfield Town H 0–0 6,993
8 April 2000 Sheffield United A 0–0 11,612
15 April 2000 Manchester City H 1–1 8,166 Pouton
22 April 2000 Blackburn Rovers H 0–0 6,558
24 April 2000 West Bromwich Albion A 1–2 15,291 Black
29 April 2000 Tranmere Rovers H 1–2 5,427 Clare
7 May 2000 Birmingham City A 0–0 25,263

FA Cup[edit]

Main article: 1999–2000 FA Cup
Round Date Opponent Venue Result Attendance Goalscorers
R3 10 December 1999 Stockport County H 3–2 3,400 Livingstone (2), Allen
R4 8 January 2000 Bolton Wanderers H 0–2 4,270

League Cup[edit]

Round Date Opponent Venue Result Attendance Goalscorers
R1 1st Leg 10 August 1999 Carlisle United A 0–0 3,000
R1 2nd Leg 24 August 1999 Carlisle United H 6–0 (won 6-0 on agg) 2,696 Lester (3), Groves, Coldicott, Donovan
R2 1st Leg 14 September 1999 Leyton Orient H 4–1 2,238 D Smith, Gallimore, Ashcroft (pen), Groves
R2 2nd Leg 21 September 1999 Leyton Orient A 0–1 (won 4-2 on agg) 1,036
R3 13 October 1999 Leicester City A 0–2 13,701

Squad[edit]

[2] Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
1 Wales GK Danny Coyne
2 England DF John McDermott
3 England DF Tony Gallimore
4 Scotland DF Peter Handyside
5 England DF Richard Smith
6 England MF Wayne Burnett
7 England MF Kevin Donovan
8 England MF David Smith
9 England FW Lee Ashcroft
10 England FW Mark Nicholls (on loan from Chelsea)
11 England MF Paul Groves
12 England DF Danny Butterfield
13 England GK Steve Croudson
No. Position Player
14 England DF Steve Livingstone
15 England DF Mark Lever
16 England MF Stacy Coldicott
17 Northern Ireland MF Kingsley Black
18 England MF Adam Buckley
19 Republic of Ireland FW Daryl Clare
20 England DF Matthew Bloomer
21 England GK Andy Love
22 England DF Ben Chapman
23 England DF Matt McKenzie
24 England MF Matthew Oswin
25 England FW Bradley Allen
26 England MF Alan Pouton

Left club during season[edit]

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
28 England MF Ian Hamilton (on loan from Sheffield United)
No. Position Player
10 England FW Jack Lester (to Nottingham Forest)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Grimsby Town 1999-2000 Results - statto.com". statto.com. Retrieved 2014-04-06. 
  2. ^ "FootballSquads - Grimsby Town - 1999/00". footballsquads.co.uk. Retrieved 2014-04-06.